shēn to extend; to state; to explain

Made up of [ tián field radical 102]

Note

Originally a picture of a bolt of lightning but became a 'field' with an extended central line - hence concept of 'extend'

Related characters


Using tián : nán (male) léi (thunder) māo (cat) lǐ (inside) mǔ (area) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) jiǎ (first in list) lèi (tired) huà (to draw) sī (to think) dài (to respect)

Sounds same

shēn (body)

Different tone

shén (god) shén (what)

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stroke order for 申
Stroke order for character 申, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Pantheon of Chinese gods and heroes

Pantheon of Chinese gods and heroes

Culture

China has a rich array of heroes, gods and goddesses to draw on. Temples are full of images of people from China's long history. Often an historical figure is over time upgraed and considered an immortal. Most depictions can be identified by the objects the deity is carrying. Some are associated with Buddhism others with Daoism and quite often no particular religion at all.
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